Who’da thought…?

I have a friend from when I was 9-10 years old.  Over the years we lost contact, and kind of went our separate ways, but we’ve managed to reconnect.  And the positives?  He’s intellectual.  He’s a philosopher, and a man of many words.  He’s taking an art class with me, (YAY!!!) and we’re rekindling an old friendship.  So, who would have thought something as “simple” as a rekindled friendship could be the reason behind me getting out of this funk?  I can finally say I’m happy again.  So, here’s to the newest chapter of my life.  Extremely grateful for friendships; old and new.  Appreciation and love, in the way I need it.  Feeling so very blessed right now.


~Kate…one extremely thankful, grateful, blessed, Kate.


Date Night… with the boy who makes my heartbeat <3

Today happens to be one (if not the one) of the most favorite times of the year.  I’m taking my son to the movies and having a mom and son date night.  It is on these nights that he opens up and talks and tells me what’s on his mind.  We laugh, we cry, we watch a good movie and basically have a really good night.  As he gets older, these days aren’t as important to him (or maybe they are equally as important to him; he just hides it).  But nights like tonight are ones that I truly treasure and anticipate.  I come home and write about them in his journal; a book I started once I found out I was pregnant for him.  I want him to be able to look back on his childhood and have a positive written memory he can think back and reflect on.  He doesn’t have nearly enough of those.  I’m so happy that I’m the one privileged to give them to him.

Today didn’t start off so good… I woke up and told him it was time to get ready for karate, and put up a fuss.  Friday and Saturday are the only days he’s allowed to play video games and I just paid his monthly karate fee.  He said he didn’t feel like going, (he’d rather stay home and play video games)and maybe I over reacted a bit, but, once he was dressed and ready to go, I remembered that there were 3 days written on the board at the do-jo that stated which days there would be no classes held.  Today was one of them.  Whoops.  So, I ended up feeling like an ass, and gave him one of his birthday presents (his birthday isn’t until the end of October) to make up for it.

He LOVED it, and has spent the entire day playing with it, instead of video games, knowing full well he can’t play the game tomorrow.  And he’s smiling, so I’m smiling.  He’s already asking if it’s time to go to the movies yet, so I KNOW our night is going to be the complete opposite of our morning, and this is one thing I will forever be grateful for.  Memories…  You can take every material object away from me, you can call me every name in the book, you can think whatever it is you think of me, but I’M the one making the memories.  You’ll never get those.

Peace, Love and happiness, Always,

~Kate…one extremely blessed and grateful, memory making, Kate!

I can only imagine…

…what every one has written today, BUT, that’s as far as I can go. I’d love to read all of your posts, but  I am SPENT.  Today was my son’s karate BBQ.  I haven’t had that much fun, nor have I witnessed my son having so much fun in such a  long time.  Sensei knows how to throw a party!!  We came home, and CRASHED.  I just woke up from a 3 hour nap, and I have all I can do to write this.  Each day I wonder if things could actually get any better, and each day the universe never lets me down.  So, I apologize that this is so short in length, but I’m going back to bed.  I have many blessings to count and be thankful for before I close my eyes for good.  Hope you all had a great day!!


~Kate…an exhausted, but euphorically happy, Kate.

It’s only 10 Questions… You can do it!

Suzie had a great idea!  She wanted to get to know her followers better, so she asked them a series of questions.  Well, tell me that’s not pure genius!  So, because I want to get to know all of YOU better, I’m going to do the same.  Only I’m not going to stop.  Today I’ll go easy with 10 questions, but as the weeks go by and my interest is piqued, I’ll be sure to ask some more.  All I ask is that you try…  I want to establish friendships, compare notes, have someone I can talk to when I’m feeling down, or bouncing off the walls with good news to share.  The more we all know about each other, the better the lines of communication will be.  Right?  So, here are my questions.  If you don’t feel comfortable with one or two, simply skip them.  But please try.  And please leave your answers in my reply box, as I haven’t yet mastered ping backs.  Thanks so much!  And I look forward to getting to know you all a little better.



*You can’t just like the page/concept.  You have to actually answer the questions.  How else will I get to know you??*

1.  How long have you been blogging and what possessed you to start?

2.  What do you like to blog about?

3.  What types of bloggers do you follow?

4.  What country are you from.  If from the US, what state?

5.  Have you ever been published?

6.  Are you a writer or a photographer?

7. Tell me one thing (or several) that makes you unique.

8.  Name one positive attribute you have that helps in making this world a better place.

9.  Do you have any children?  If so, how many and what ages?

10.  What would you like to see more of on my blog?

I am like a kid at Christmas right now and cannot wait to read your answers!!  I want to know these things about you all, and then some.  I have only been met with kindness on WordPress, and I like that.  I want to continue surrounding myself with positive people.  No Debby Downers allowed!!  Sure you’re entitled to have a bad day, and rant about it.  We’re only human.  But as my title says… if you can’t be kind, please be quiet.  Also, I apologize that the comments have to be moderated, but my trolling ex will be dying to write something nasty in the response and I won’t allow it.  So be patient.  I’ll post your responses as soon as I get them.  Thank you all for continuously inspiring me on a daily basis!!  I love you all for it!!

B.A.D. Fun-Day Sunday

Well, I don’t know that I can top yesterday…  Our plans for today include doing laundry and going grocery shopping.  Since I can’t walk for long, that means I’m going to have to send the boys.  What ever shall I spend my day doing…?  Well, more than likely writing, but I have to finish this book.  It’s driving me crazy.  It’s one of those “I can’t put it down, but don’t want it to end books.”

Sorry this one is so short.  Maybe I’ll have more for you later.



B.A.D. Fun-Day Sunday!

Well, now that we have arrived home safely, I’m going to spend the day relaxing, putting clothes away making a grocery shopping list, getting back to reality.  What an awesome vacation we had…  The best one to date.  Yes… we’re going to spend rest of the day getting back into our routines.  It sucks.  3 Days wasn’t enough.  Next year we’ve already decided to make it for an entire week.  Not a single argument, AND in the midst of Quincy’s Market, Bill had the decency (like no other man I’ve ever known) to sit me down several times just to reassure me we were in fact walking in the right direction.  He will forever be the love of my life.  Such a kind, gentle but extremely strong, patient man.  One who’s willing to become educated on my social phobias, and how to treat them, so that we were able to go on this vacation.  I didn’t even know a love like this existed.  So, part of my fun today will include replaying the memories we spent the weekend creating, so that I don’t ever forget them.

Hope you are all having a great day!!

Peace, Love and Happiness, Always…


My new favorite pic!! ❤



One of MANY memories created in just 3 short days.  Happy anniversary Beefcake, and here’s to many more!! XOXO

B.A.D. ~ Fun-Day Sunday

Okay… MAYBE this may seem a bit sappy, but I plan to spend the entire day with my boys.  The best part?  NONE of it will be advertised on a social media!!  It will be a day of memory making and ours to keep… ours alone.  That may not seem like much to many of you, as some of us are thrill seekers and some of us can’t stay home long enough to actually enjoy down time.  This happens to be one of my favorite things to do.  Whether we spend the day outside or we run some errands, the day is all ours.  Since he has this special talent for making me laugh on a daily basis, I’m sure I’ll have something to contribute to here later on in the day, so stay tuned…  As of right now, this is what we plan to do.  Just stay home and enjoy the company of each other as well as Ryan.


I hope you are all having a FANTASTICALLY FUN SUNDAY!!!


Until next time…